The table below looks at the statistics for Java skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java over the 3 months to 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java
Rank 16 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing Java 288 185 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.53% 6.06% 6.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 25.00% 19.58% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 101 88
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £17.75 £34.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.25 £30.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.38 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.37% -6.66%
Java
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1152 945 868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 30.11% 30.94% 32.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 547 461
Average daily rate £363 £338 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -37.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.63 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

Java
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

Java Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Java Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Java across the North West region.

Java Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Java
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Java across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Java Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Java
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Java within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +19 123 £425 +6.25% 93
Cheshire +12 90 £438 -7.89% 44
Lancashire +3 34 £423 +5.62% 14
Merseyside -13 18 £388 +3.33% 11
Cumbria - 8 £500 - 2
Java
England

Java
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java.

1 268 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (27.35%) JavaScript
3 163 (26.85%) Oracle
4 152 (25.04%) Web Services
5 138 (22.73%) TDD
6 135 (22.24%) HTML
7 133 (21.91%) Spring
8 131 (21.58%) J2EE
9 123 (20.26%) SQL
10 116 (19.11%) Linux
11 101 (16.64%) Finance
12 100 (16.47%) .NET
13 93 (15.32%) JSON
14 89 (14.66%) SDLC
15 88 (14.50%) XML
16 87 (14.33%) CSS
17 85 (14.00%) Scrum
18 83 (13.67%) REST
19 75 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
20 73 (12.03%) SOAP
21 70 (11.53%) Git (software)
22 69 (11.37%) Security Cleared
23 68 (11.20%) Python
24 64 (10.54%) UNIX
25 63 (10.38%) MongoDB
26 62 (10.21%) OO
26 62 (10.21%) Hibernate
27 60 (9.88%) WebSphere
27 60 (9.88%) AngularJS
28 59 (9.72%) Software Engineering

Java
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Java also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 60 (9.88%) WebSphere
2 59 (9.72%) JBoss
3 28 (4.61%) Node.js
4 25 (4.12%) Tomcat
5 21 (3.46%) Apache
5 21 (3.46%) WebLogic
6 20 (3.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 15 (2.47%) CMS
8 12 (1.98%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (1.98%) Confluence
9 11 (1.81%) Liferay
9 11 (1.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (1.65%) IIS
10 10 (1.65%) SharePoint
11 9 (1.48%) nginx
11 9 (1.48%) Jetty
11 9 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (1.15%) Apache ServiceMix
13 6 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.16%) Windchill
2 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.16%) MS Project
2 1 (0.16%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.33%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.16%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-AP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.16%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 58 (9.56%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (7.08%) Cloud Computing
3 28 (4.61%) IaaS
4 11 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.48%) PaaS
5 9 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.48%) Google App Engine
6 6 (0.99%) SaaS
7 2 (0.33%) Route 53
7 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.33%) Force.com
7 2 (0.33%) Boomi
7 2 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.43%) Internet
2 34 (5.60%) HTTP
3 16 (2.64%) Network Security
4 15 (2.47%) DHCP
5 13 (2.14%) SSL
6 11 (1.81%) DNS
7 9 (1.48%) FTP
8 8 (1.32%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.32%) IPsec
9 5 (0.82%) SNMP
10 4 (0.66%) ATM
10 4 (0.66%) Converged Networks
10 4 (0.66%) AMQP
10 4 (0.66%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.49%) VPN
11 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.33%) SMTP
12 2 (0.33%) Extranet
12 2 (0.33%) iBeacon
12 2 (0.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (10.38%) MongoDB
2 55 (9.06%) Oracle Database
3 48 (7.91%) Big Data
4 42 (6.92%) Relational Database
5 39 (6.43%) Hadoop
6 32 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (5.11%) NoSQL
8 30 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 30 (4.94%) SQL Server
9 29 (4.78%) MySQL
10 20 (3.29%) RDBMS
11 13 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (1.81%) Oracle Database 12c
13 10 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.32%) DB2
14 8 (1.32%) Neo4j
14 8 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
15 7 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.99%) Informix
Development Applications
1 70 (11.53%) Git (software)
2 53 (8.73%) JUnit
3 42 (6.92%) Subversion
4 41 (6.75%) Maven
5 36 (5.93%) JIRA
6 34 (5.60%) Jenkins
7 29 (4.78%) Cucumber
7 29 (4.78%) Ant
8 27 (4.45%) Eclipse
9 21 (3.46%) Selenium
9 21 (3.46%) Gradle
10 15 (2.47%) SoapUI
11 11 (1.81%) Hudson
12 10 (1.65%) Mercurial
12 10 (1.65%) ProC
13 8 (1.32%) LoadRunner
13 8 (1.32%) Mockito
14 7 (1.15%) IntelliJ
15 6 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 101 (16.64%) Finance
2 53 (8.73%) Banking
3 18 (2.97%) Retail
4 10 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 6 (0.99%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.82%) Games
9 3 (0.49%) Military
9 3 (0.49%) Back Office
10 2 (0.33%) Electronics
10 2 (0.33%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Avionics
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 308 (50.74%) Developer
2 190 (31.30%) Java Developer
3 105 (17.30%) Architect
4 54 (8.90%) Technical Architect
5 30 (4.94%) Java Architect
6 22 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
7 21 (3.46%) Analyst
8 19 (3.13%) Software Engineer
8 19 (3.13%) Consultant
9 18 (2.97%) Senior Developer
9 18 (2.97%) Project Manager
10 17 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (2.64%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 15 (2.47%) Oracle Developer
12 15 (2.47%) Android Developer
13 14 (2.31%) Designer
13 14 (2.31%) Test Analyst
13 14 (2.31%) Technical Leader
14 11 (1.81%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (1.81%) Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (25.04%) Web Services
2 135 (22.24%) HTML
3 133 (21.91%) Spring
4 131 (21.58%) J2EE
5 100 (16.47%) .NET
6 93 (15.32%) JSON
7 88 (14.50%) XML
8 87 (14.33%) CSS
9 83 (13.67%) REST
10 73 (12.03%) SOAP
11 62 (10.21%) Hibernate
12 60 (9.88%) AngularJS
13 55 (9.06%) RESTful
14 51 (8.40%) HTML5
14 51 (8.40%) Middleware
15 47 (7.74%) jQuery
16 38 (6.26%) WSDL
17 37 (6.10%) JSP
18 36 (5.93%) Servlets
19 34 (5.60%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.45%) Visualisation
3 19 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.47%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.31%) User Experience
7 11 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.65%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.32%) Telematics
10 6 (0.99%) iPhone
11 5 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (0.82%) Data Centre
11 5 (0.82%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.66%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.66%) BYOD
12 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.66%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.66%) DataPower
12 4 (0.66%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 116 (19.11%) Linux
2 64 (10.54%) UNIX
3 53 (8.73%) Windows
4 40 (6.59%) Android
5 29 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (4.61%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.98%) Solaris
8 7 (1.15%) Mac OS X
8 7 (1.15%) MVS
8 7 (1.15%) VME
9 6 (0.99%) AIX
9 6 (0.99%) Windows Vista
9 6 (0.99%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.99%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.82%) CentOS
11 4 (0.66%) Debian
11 4 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.16%) HPUX
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (22.73%) TDD
3 89 (14.66%) SDLC
4 85 (14.00%) Scrum
5 75 (12.36%) Continuous Integration
6 62 (10.21%) OO
7 59 (9.72%) Software Engineering
8 50 (8.24%) E-Commerce
9 49 (8.07%) SOA
9 49 (8.07%) Open Source
10 46 (7.58%) OOP
11 42 (6.92%) MVC
11 42 (6.92%) DevOps
12 40 (6.59%) Configuration Management
13 38 (6.26%) Mentoring
14 33 (5.44%) Android Development
14 33 (5.44%) BDD
14 33 (5.44%) Waterfall
15 30 (4.94%) UML
16 29 (4.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 166 (27.35%) JavaScript
2 123 (20.26%) SQL
3 68 (11.20%) Python
4 46 (7.58%) Scala
5 38 (6.26%) PL/SQL
6 34 (5.60%) Ruby
7 31 (5.11%) Perl
8 29 (4.78%) R
9 27 (4.45%) Shell Script
10 25 (4.12%) C#
10 25 (4.12%) C++
11 21 (3.46%) C
12 20 (3.29%) Objective-C
13 19 (3.13%) Groovy
14 15 (2.47%) PHP
15 13 (2.14%) XQuery
16 11 (1.81%) Bash Shell
17 10 (1.65%) VB
18 9 (1.48%) Go
19 7 (1.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 69 (11.37%) Security Cleared
2 36 (5.93%) Degree
3 29 (4.78%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.78%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (0.82%) ISTQB
5 5 (0.82%) ISEB
6 3 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.49%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.16%) OCPJP
8 1 (0.16%) CCA
8 1 (0.16%) OCP
8 1 (0.16%) OCA
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.16%) HND
8 1 (0.16%) OCAJ
8 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.29%) QA
2 4 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.66%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.16%) GAAP
System Software
1 13 (2.14%) Docker
2 12 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.32%) Squid
4 7 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (0.99%) Xen
6 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (5.44%) Puppet
3 26 (4.28%) StatsD
4 10 (1.65%) Ansible
5 8 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.82%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.66%) Munin
7 4 (0.66%) Graphite
7 4 (0.66%) Nagios
8 3 (0.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.49%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
9 2 (0.33%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.16%) Oozie
10 1 (0.16%) OMEGAMON
10 1 (0.16%) SCCM
10 1 (0.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 163 (26.85%) Oracle
2 28 (4.61%) Teradata
2 28 (4.61%) Tableau
3 26 (4.28%) Citrix
4 24 (3.95%) Apigee
4 24 (3.95%) Mashery
5 23 (3.79%) Microsoft
6 22 (3.62%) IBM
7 18 (2.97%) SAP
8 16 (2.64%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.14%) TIBCO
10 12 (1.98%) VMware
11 11 (1.81%) Sybase
11 11 (1.81%) Adobe
12 10 (1.65%) HP
13 9 (1.48%) Google
13 9 (1.48%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.99%) Talend
15 5 (0.82%) JNBridge
15 5 (0.82%) Sitecore
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